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    Cynthia McKinney Ready To Sue Atlanta Newspaper For Libel

    Atlanta, GA (AHN) - Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) is prepared to sue an Atlanta newspaper for libel, after printing comments stemming from her run-in with police at the Capitol building.

    J.M. Raffauf, her attorney, has informed the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, editor Cynthia Tucker, and its publisher John Mellott that they must either post a retraction to an editorial, or face litigation.

    According to Raffauf, Tucker's editorial column "was untrue, defamatory and libelous" when it read "'she (the Congresswoman) slugged him (the officer) with her cell phone.' This false allegation is not supported by any witness or any other evidence. Additionally, Tucker is maliciously attempting to spin this into a felony by falsely alleging that she assaulted the officer with a deadly weapon."

    A letter to the newspaper, which is required under Georgia state law before the Congresswoman can file charges, alleges that other misstatements were made, including the statement that Congresswoman McKinney "suggested that President Bush had known in advance about the Sept. 11 attacks but did nothing to stop them so his friends could profit from the ensuing war," and "She doesn't have the power or prestige to pass a resolution in support of sweetened ice tea." (BWA HAHA )

    In the letter, McKinney demands an "immediate retraction in writing these false and libelous statements" and "demands that your retraction and correction be accompanied by an editorial in which you specifically repudiate your libelous statements."

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    She's an idiot and the people that vote for her deserve what they get.
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    I second that, politician or not she should have been charged, arrested, and booked in jail for assault on LEO.
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    Yeah, but it is all the other people who didn't vote for her that are suffering the most.

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    I think she will have a hard time prevailing in this suit; she is afterall, a public figure. A pretty big figure, at that.
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    If the voters got off of their dead a$$ and voted, they could get rid of her. Yet we still have people dumb enough to return her, Ted Kennedy, and Murtha to office. In Wisconsin, we have Russ Feingold, who makes just about any liberal look conservative. There is not a single conservative issue with which he agrees, yet the poulation bases in Madison and Milwaukee keep him in office. The rest of the State find him and Herb Kohl representing the issues of their party, not the population.
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    I'd contribute to the paper's legal fees if they fight her

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    Quote Originally Posted by Virginian
    I'd contribute to the paper's legal fees if they fight her
    I'd help with that one too. Think Jenny Craig.
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    She should be locked up and throw under the jail and the key thrown away.
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    Look at who her constiuants are. I'm sure she got more popular among her voters for hitting a cop. "Yeh mudda fukka, she don't take no shit from da PO-lice!"

    The fact she wasn't charged shows the truue problem with our Government today. Its not a Republican or Democrat, Conservative or Liberal issue. Its a "powerful people protect each other" issue. You don't see congressional Republicans screaming out against her. Hell, Congressional Republicans fought for the Lousiana Democrat who had his office searched in a corruption invetigation. Powerful people protect each other, ethics be damned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keith758
    She's an idiot and the people that vote for her deserve what they get.
    Kind of like Marion Barry of DC. The dumbasses kept voting him in as mayor then as councilman. What a crack smoking joke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwanimusPrime
    Look at who her constiuants are. I'm sure she got more popular among her voters for hitting a cop. "Yeh mudda fukka, she don't take no shit from da PO-lice!"
    EXACTLY, but this is why she is loosing the runoff. She and the other guy split the black vote down the middle and the other guy apparently got all the white vote.


    The fact she wasn't charged shows the truue problem with our Government today. Its not a Republican or Democrat, Conservative or Liberal issue. Its a "powerful people protect each other" issue. You don't see congressional Republicans screaming out against her. Hell, Congressional Republicans fought for the Lousiana Democrat who had his office searched in a corruption invetigation. Powerful people protect each other, ethics be damned.
    What I want to know is who saved her ass from being indicted. Her fellow congressmen left her to swing either way when it was news but after no indictment it all went away.
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